Featured Artist: Jeff Faust
Jeff is a self-taught California artist, whose fairly apt middle name is Manet. His paintings are often complex, yet he admits to being drawn to simple, symbolic images – a bird with a twig, a ship or a cup of leaves. When beginning a painting, he does not set out with a specific idea, but rather allows the painting to reveal itself. Fragility of life – beautiful, graceful, poignant – is the common thread running through his artworks. Jeff’s surreal imagery takes thoughtful minds on their own exploration of life and its meaning.
“The subjects in my work are illustrations for all of the ideas floating around in my mind,” he says. “I’m constantly trying to create a strong visual journey through these personal thoughts.”
“I tend to want to retreat to a simple view and I get strength in that,” says Faust. “There’s nothing loud in them. Life is so loud these days. We’re bombarded with loud music and loud images and loud people. I’m trying to create these windows I can look at in order to re-center myself…windows that can re-center myself but also give people a respite from the world, too, and maybe help them re-center themselves as well.”
LINK: To Jeff’s Website
Please “Like” and follow Eclectix, here on FaceBook.